The offense led our Padres to a 13-3 victory in the series finale against the Cubs yesterday, giving them back-to-back series wins. Hopefully they still have some left in the tank for this four-game set against the Braves starting today.
Jesse Hahn makes his return to the big league club after being sent down during the All Star Break. Hahn gave up just one run on three hits while striking out six batters in Los Angeles on July 11th, his most recent major league outing. He also pitched two scoreless innings for Double-A San Antonio during his time in the minors this past week. Hahn has won all of his three starts on the road this season while posting a 1.50 ERA an is 5-2 with a 2.21 ERA overall this year.
Atlanta starter Alex Wood has gone 2-1 with a 2.87 ERA in his five starts since returning to the rotation. Prior to that he spent almost seven weeks working in relief for the Braves. His most recent start saw him give up one run on three hits while collecting eight strikeouts through six innings against the Phillies. But the Braves have dropped four of their last six games while dropping to 11 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. And Wood will be facing a San Diego team that's won four of their last five and collected 21 runs on 22 hits over their last two.
Tune in at 4:35 PT to see if our Friars can continue their hot hitting in Atlanta.
And don't forget to check out today's SB Nation Fantasy Baseball league on FanDuel. It's $2 to join and first prize is $2,000. There's also an MLB Squeeze (Late Night) league with a first prize of $1,200 if you miss the first one. You can join at this link.